Britney Spears Celebrates 34th Birthday with a Little Help from Miley

Boy, how times flies. Britney spears turned 34 on Wednesday, and she celebrated with a surprise party. Miley Cyrus was kind enough to send some giant, shiny balloons for the occasion. “Had the CUTEST surprise party today!!! A special thank…

Zucked: A Recent History of Facebook’s Blunders

Facebook is celebrating its 11th birthday this week – news that’s likely to make you feel pretty old. As a 28-year-old who signed up for Facebook during the summer before college, it’s hard to imagine a world without it. We…

Amazon Prime Turns 10, Celebrates ‘Tens of Millions’ of Members

Wanna feel old? Amazon Prime, the company’s premium subscription service that offers customers free two-day shipping on millions of products, is now a decade old. Amazon debuted the service in February of 2005. The company is celebrating the birthday by…

White House Petition Site We The People Has Seen Over 363,000 Petitions in Three Years

We the People, the White House’s oft-beleaguered but still culturally relevant and surprisingly popular online petition site, just turned three. So, how’s it doing? Pretty good, in terms of participation. The White House has just released the numbers and in…

Apple’s Original Macintosh Computer Turns 30

A couple of days ago, we reflected on the 30th anniversary of Apple’s famous “1984” ad – you know, the creepy one that aired during the Super Bowl and was directed by Ridley Scott. That ad’s purpose was to usher…

Facebook’s Oldest User Is Now 106

The honorable crown of “Oldest Person on Facebook” has rested on several different heads over the past couple of years. But for the last year or so, the title has belonged to 105-year-old Edythe Kirchmaier. Well, make that 106-year-old Edythe…

Google Celebrates Its Own 15th Birthday With Piñata Game Doodle, Easter Egg

Google is celebrating its 15tth birthday with a worldwide doodle featuring a playable game where you can hit a piñata by clicking on it with your mouse (or using the space bar), and gaining candy for points. Google also has…

Amazon Launches New Facebook-Integrated Crowdsourced Gifting Product

Amazon is looking to move in on Facebook’s gifting turf with a new product that lets friends crowdsource each other’s gifts using the power of the social network’s graph. Amazon has just announced Amazon Birthday Gift, a “new way for…

LinkedIn Is Ten Years Old

LinkedIn turned ten years old on Sunday. It’s hard to believe it’s been a decade, but believe it or not, the professional social network launched all the way back in 2003. It has come a long way in the meantime.…

Gmail Turns 9: Google Takes Us Down Memory Lane, Makes Us Feel Old

Can you believe that Gmail is 9 years old? I haven’t felt this old since last week, when Twitter informed me that it was the 19th anniversary of the death of Kurt Cobain. Yikes. Anyway, Google is now officially 9,…

Instagram: Android Users Make Up Nearly Half Our User Base

Today, on its one-year anniversary, Instagram has announced that nearly half of all Instagram use comes from its Android app. After some time as an iOS-only service, Instagram finally launched on Android in April of 2012 and quickly racked up…

Amazon Appstore Turns 2, Celebrates with Free Apps

Today, we wish Amazon’s Appstore a happy 2nd birthday. And Amazon is celebrating with a giveaway. Today, you can grab 18 “app of the day” apps for free. The apps that Amazon is offering for free range from $0.99 to…

Twitter Turns 7, Boasts 400M Tweets Per Day

Join me in wishing a very happy birthday to Twitter, who turns 7 years old today. Yes, if you were wondering, you can sing the Happy Birthday song in less than 140 characters. Twitter, which first began with a tweet…

You Won’t Believe These Facts About Mr. Rogers

Today is the first day of spring. It’s still cold here. Stupid spring. It’s also the birthday of television legend Fred McFeely Rogers. Mr. Rogers was a wonderful and fascinating human being. And as Mental Floss shows, there are plenty…

Kurt Cobain’s Birthday Widely Celebrated In The Twitterverse

Today is Kurt Cobain’s birthday. The Nirvana frontman was born on this day in 1967, which would would make him 46 years old, had he not committed suicide. He died on April 5, 1994, at the height of his career,…

Facebook Suggests Starbucks Gifts Inside Birthday Reminders

Facebook may be getting a little more specific with their suggestions for how to properly celebrate your friend’s birthday. Soon after launching their new ecommerce platform Facebook Gifts, the social network began suggesting that you send friends a gift when…

Firefox Is Now 8 Years Old (Is That All?)

Mozilla is celebrating Firefox’s eighth birthday today. It was November 9, 2004, when Mozilla launched the browser. Frankly, I can’t believe it’s been only eight, but that is a long time in Internet years. “We had the audacity to believe…

Facebook Displays Birthdays on Mobile News Feed to Promote Gifts

Last month, Facebook jumped into the ecommerce arean with the launch of “Gifts,” the company’s new gift exchange platform. You may remember a “Facebook Gifts” existing years ago, but that version only dealt with virtual goods. The new Facebook Gifts…

Google Starts Reminding You of People’s Birthdays, Too

If you’re the type of person who likes to wish friends a “happy birthday” on social networks, there’s a good chance that Facebook’s birthday reminders have saved your tail more than a few times. Now, Google is implementing a similar…

Facebook Updates Events With Impressive New Calendar, List Views

In a move that was a long time coming, Facebook has rolled out an all new events page, complete with two equally useful ways to organize all of your date-specific happenings on the site. The Events redesign was born out…